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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    2013 The Evaluation of Pharmacist Prescribing for Minor Ailments the clinical and economic value will look at the impact of pharmacist intervention into these common conditions Like all expanded services evaluation is needed to justify the program while demonstrating the additional value of having this service in the hands of pharmacists The main objective of this project is to determine whether patients prescribed such treatment clinically improve within a set time frame Secondary interest will be on the patient utilization of health services applicable to minor ailments Consenting patients will be interviewed on the level of clinical improvement satisfaction scales and alternatives if this option had not been available Minor ailments are a common part of daily life They are also costly when inappropriately taken to physicians Pharmacists are trying to ease this pressure states Dr Jeff Taylor principal investigator Initial evidence of their involvement looks good but more feedback will be needed to justify program expansion The Foundation received a number of excellent proposals this year assessing a wide range of innovative pharmacy based interventions commented CFP Grant Committee and Board Member Dr David Edwards The results of this study will have widespread applicability to community pharmacy practice across the country with important implications for patients and for the health care system He added I am extremely proud and supportive of the innovative work that Drs Taylor and Mansell are pursuing offers Professor and Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition Dr Kishor Wasan Their work will be a major step forward for expanding the scope of practice for pharmacists The University of Saskatchewan continues to be proud of our rich tradition and continues to be a leader in pharmacy practice innovation The Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy is Canada s national pharmacy charity supporting the advancement of the

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    on the patient perspective October 2014 Learn what patients think about pharmacists expanding role at the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy s CFP s annual Pharmacy Forum held this year at the Mississauga Convention Centre on October 15 Representatives for patients with diabetes and arthritis are among the presenters and Ross Mayot Vice President Community Development at the Canadian Association for Retirement Persons will share the perceptions and opinions of aging baby boomers as well as the elderly A panel of pharmacists who are actively providing services under an expanded scope of practice including John Shaske of Howe Sound Pharmacy in Gibson B C currently participating in a pilot project that is capturing data on medication management services will then offer practical strategies and lessons learned Dr Roderick Slavcev Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo will speak to the new empowered consumer and Denise Carpenter President and CEO of Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada formerly Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores will present highlights from the association s recent patient behavioural research Attendees will also receive hot off the press CFP s 2014 Changing Face of Pharmacy report which similarly focuses on the views of patients The report also contains

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Awards Reception Charity Golf Classic Pharmacy Forum Supporting Innovation in Pharmacy for a Healthier Canada More backing for management textbook October 2014 Green Shield Canada is the latest company to put its support behind Canada s newest pharmacy management textbook with a 25 000 donation We believe the textbook will be an excellent aid in the development of the next generation of pharmacists says Steve Bradie President and CEO The role pharmacists have in the delivery of health care is growing in importance and we see this textbook as aiding in this development Bradie says Green Shield has a long standing relationship with Canadian pharmacists given that the company was formed more than 50 years ago by a group of pharmacists looking for a way to ensure people in need had access to basic medications We are proud of this relationship and grateful to have the opportunity to assist in this very worthy endeavor he says Pharmacy Management in Canada will be available next spring 2015 and is the first textbook of its kind since 1998 For more information or sponsorship opportunities contact dacorn cfpnet ca Previous Article How do patients view pharmacists Next Article Apply for Wellspring by Mar

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Epidemiology Coordinating and Research EPICORE Centre at the University of Alberta Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services are co funding the RxEACH study a randomized controlled trial that will see pharmacists identify recruit and work with 1 180 patients who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease CVD What s unique about this is that we re treating the patient as a whole assessing their entire risk profile So it s not just blood pressure it s also smoking cessation cholesterol diabetes and chronic kidney disease says Tsuyuki For patients in the advanced care group pharmacists will complete a comprehensive annual care plan or a standard medication management assessment currently billable as government funded services which will include a CVD risk assessment using a validated risk engine e g Framingham Risk Score The pharmacists will follow up with the patients every three to four weeks for three months to provide ongoing care At the end of the study period patients will repeat the CVD risk assessment and results with be compared against the control group From the government s perspective the role of community pharmacy is particularly appealing because it addresses the growing need to provide care that is more convenient to where people live work and play says Dr Norm Campbell physician and co lead for Alberta Health Services overall vascular risk reduction strategy and professor of medicine at University of Calgary Campbell has also been awarded the Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Pharmacists can identify patients who might otherwise fall through the cracks adds Tsuyuki There is always a portion of the population who are not in the system who don t see their doctors regularly or who don t even have

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    Director of Healthcare Stakeholder Relations at Pfizer Canada Executive Director Dayle Acorn had come to our company to talk about CFP but I d never heard of it she says Still Dayle thought I was enthusiastic and energetic so he asked me to join him That was 2008 and she has been with CFP ever since including four years on the executive board In fact she will be taking over the helm as President next year For me I wanted to get closer to the world of pharmacy and with the Foundation I feel that we are really facilitating the sharing of information and getting people to think about the profession says Maheu It s rewarding to be right in the action organizing events that will propel pharmacy forward Maheu says an organization like CFP is neutral enough to bring together stakeholders from all facets of pharmacy It s about a group of people from different worlds coming together to raise funds and advance the profession she says Our collective goal is patient care Although she left the pharma industry to return to clinical pharmacy practice she still draws from her experience on both sides of the fence Given the fact there s less and less money available to draw from we need to find ways to become more sustainable so we can continue to support innovation in the profession she says One idea is to look at fundraising prospects among pharmacists themselves Individuals who have been pharmacists their whole careers may want to give back she says I want to explore ways these people can build special grants to support pharmacy innovation As a native of Quebec Maheu says another goal is to raise the profile of CFP in Quebec The Foundation is not well known here and I

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    evaluating pharmacy services A literature review of evaluation frameworks used in pharmacy and health care as well as of pharmacy services themselves is also in the works to get a better understanding of what s happening around the world We developed this study because we thought it would be helpful to bring some more generic advice about pharmacy services to various sources says lead researcher and pharmacist Lisa Dolovich Professor and Associate Chair for the Department of Medicine at McMaster University This way we can develop some common guidelines on the types of indicators that should be considered when evaluating services The study is part of a large scale research program underway through the Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration OPEN to determine the value of pharmacists services in Ontario The researchers will present a first draft of their findings at the OPEN Summit in early October and bring together a consensus panel of stakeholders in the new year to further discuss what an ultimate pharmacy service evaluation framework should contain Dolovich says the whole process is expected to encourage consensus building and consolidate priorities across stakeholders to improve evidence informed policy making So far there are some things that are evident

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    and encouraged by both the number and calibre of applications that involved grassroots pharmacists says Marshall Moleschi registrar of the Ontario College of Pharmacists and president of CFP s board CFP s ability to support these pharmacists however depends on donations from corporations and individuals We re essentially Canada s charitable foundation for pharmacy and our mandate is to put our resources toward supporting and promoting innovation and leadership says Moleschi Its Innovation Fund for example has provided more than 750 000 in funding to pharmacy researchers and increasingly innovative practice models since 2006 The Foundation is currently reviewing more than 21 applications for this year s Innovation Fund Grant worth up to 50 000 and the recipients will be announced in the fall Currently just 10 of monies raised come from individuals namely pharmacists In an effort to persuade more pharmacists to make CFP one of their charities of choice the board is carrying out plans to raise the foundation s profile among practicing and student pharmacists for instance in 2015 it will publish Canada s first pharmacy management textbook in almost 20 years drawing upon the expertise of leading pharmacists corporate pharmacy and academia When you support CFP

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  • News - Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy
    and commitment of pharmacy organization leaders across the country with the Past Presidents Award now in its second year Our aim is to highlight the various leaders of pharmacy groups in Canada as they step down from their terms says Dayle Acorn CFP s executive director As a volunteer organization ourselves we truly understand and appreciate the contribution these individuals make to their organizations and to the profession as a whole To date eight of the 16 award recipients have been formally recognized in an award presentation and the remainder will be honoured by the end of the year The 2014 Past Presidents Award winners are Don Cocar British Columbia Pharmacy Association Kelly Olstad Alberta College of Pharmacists Ali Damani Alberta Pharmacists Association Barry J Lyons Saskatchewan College of Pharmacists Kyle MacNair College of Pharmacists of Manitoba Carlo Berardi Ontario Pharmacists Association Tracey Phillips Ontario College of Pharmacists Cheryl Court Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists Andrew Buffet Pharmacists Association of Nova Scotia Ken Crawford Prince Edward Island Pharmacy Board Christina Tulk Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board Debbie McCulloch National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities Sherry Peister Canadian Pharmacists Association Carmen Vézina Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs Marshall Moleschi

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